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Perhaps a New Realization…

10
Feb

Perhaps a New Realization…

Mr. Worden and a staff of instructors led a fantastic Beginning Nunchuck Seminar on Saturday at the San Ramon school. We had a great turnout and it was obvious that the students really enjoyed themselves. We’ll keep you posted about a double nunchuck seminar later in the year! Here are a few pictures from the seminar…


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I saw this online and thought it was great! Perceptions of what we do in martial arts are very interesting!
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Here is a little Bok Fu Philosophy to start off your week. This weekend is our annual Leadership Training Seminar and we are looking forward to having our staff and trainees together for the whole weekend. We’ll be diving much deeper into Bok Fu Philosophy throughout the two days.
These couple paragraphs are from Grandmaster Lee’s writing titled, “The Discipline I’ve Discovered In Developing This System”.

PERHAPS A NEW REALIZATION

I think through the training in our system, a student becomes fully aware of the important dimension that martial arts can play in one’s life. Staying in shape through constant training on mind and body is the basic discipline, in my mind, for walking the true Bok-Fu-Do path. But it is constant training and not ego accomplishment that will develop the true spirit. I think in the Western world today, there is a deep yearning in life for some vital principle or perhaps some energizing force that will awaken all of our senses and change the hollowness of the human spirit into something more. Maybe to discover a new spirit of caring for one another as one world people rather than individual peoples. Perhaps a new realization of what it means to be human and to develop a new spirituality. Maybe the world could come to know this as the way through “Bok-Fu-Do Master Thinking” TO HEALTH AND HARMONY IN LIFE.

I think of this art as perhaps a timely gift, the rewards of which can be only truly realized through practice, not just on the mat but in all aspects of our life. There are many times in my life that I have been able to facilitate major changes. For these I give full credit to the disciple I’ve discovered in developing this system and its ways of thinking and looking at things as I now do in all aspects of my life. My chi was, at different times in my life, hidden under doubts, insecurities, and very superficial thinking. But I can tell you that I have grown traveling this path to the unification of my mind, body, and spirit as a human being. I know beyond any shadow of a doubt that this path can and will change you. BOK-FU-DO IS A HIGHLY DEVELOPED FORM OF MARTIAL ARTS. ITS PATH TO UNIFYING THE MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT IS THROUGH A SERIES OF MOVEMENTS, TECHNIQUES AND FORMS, MIXED WITH A PROFOUND GOAL TO CREATE A CARING PERSON OF HIGH CHARACTER.

HAPPY TRAINING and onward and upward with Bok-Fu-Do.”